By Dan Casey
Since Paul Rudd was confirmed by Marvel to be playing Ant-Man in Edgar Wright’s forthcoming Phase III film of the same name, fans have been speculating up a storm over whether Rudd would be playing Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man and vicious domestic abuser, or Scott Lang, the reformed thief who was the second man to don the iconic costume. Well, Wright threw a kerosene-soaked piece of kindling on the rumor fire this week when he posted a screencap of Ant-Man from Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The super sleuths over at Coming Soon were able to deduce that it was from the episode “To Steal an Ant-Man,” which revolves around Scott Lang pilfering the Ant-Man gear from Hank Pym and using it to commit crimes.
Lending further credence to the theory is that fact that back in 2006, in an interview with Superhero Hype, Wright said his idea for Ant-Man “is to have a film that basically is about Henry Pym and Scott Lang, so you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60′s, in sort of Tales to Astonish mode basically, and then …read more